A silver-gilt and cloisonné enamel sugar bowl and creamer, 6th Artel, Moscow, 1908-1917
the lobed bodies enamelled with conforming geometric and floral patterns in shades of forest green and salmon pink, the handles and the prow further decorated with shaded varicoloured flowers, the bases engraved with monogram 'LBH', both bases struck 6MA, 84 standard, scratched inventory number 3643c
height of bowl with handle 12.1 cm, 4¾ in.
Overall in good condition. The bowl with one minor re-painted chip. The creamer with a further shallow chip on the spout and a few minor enamel abrasions.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Sotheby's, New York, June 16, 1988, lot 355